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The treatment of metal or the separation of metal from ores and ore concentrates by liquid processes, such as leaching, extraction, and precipitation.

hy′dro·met′al·lur′gi·cal adj.


(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ; -mɛˈtælədʒɪ)
(Metallurgy) a technique for the recovery of a metal from an aqueous medium in which the metal or the gangue is preferentially dissolved
ˌhydroˌmetalˈlurgical adj


(ˌhaɪ drəˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi)

the process of extracting metals at ordinary temperatures by leaching ore with liquid solvents.
hy`dro•met`al•lur′gi•cal, adj.
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Mishra, Microbial Recovery of Uranium Using Native Fungal Strains, Hydrometallurgy, 95, 175 (2009).
Velan valves are used extensively in applications ranging from delayed coking to hydroprocessing to hydrometallurgy.
So electrolysis refinement and hydrometallurgy, like chemical processing using acids and solvent extraction, are indispensable technology in a process of the dissociation, concentration and collection of the rare metal [8][9].
Hydrometallurgy is an interesting way to recover zinc from EAF dusts as it consumes less energy [16, 23], and no problems associated with off-gases and dust nuisance [28].
The following is his summary of new developments in this area of hydrometallurgy.
Hydrometallurgy is widely used for zinc recovery due to economic and environmental benefits [11-13].
The project's investment came to CFA157bn ($275m), and includes a pyro-metallurgical plant with an annual production capacity of 65,000t of silico-manganese, and a hydrometallurgy factory producing 20,000t of manganese a year, intended mainly for the steel industry.
SandstrAlm, Dissolution kinetics of tetrahedrite mineral in alkaline sulphide media, Hydrometallurgy, 103(2010), No.
Several chapters deal with wider context including some history of hydrometallurgy and the importance of metals in general; an overview of metal deposition and general aqueous chemistry; and economics and statistics in general engineering context.
A Review of the Beneficiation of Calcareous Phosphate Ores using Organic Acid Leaching, Hydrometallurgy, 103: 96-107.
Pressure Hydrometallurgy Update, XXII International Mineral Processing Congress, 2006, Istanbul.
Being mainly active in the market of bulk chemicals and polymers, Ekato's activities range down into the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, paints and coatings, flue gas desulphurisation for power stations, hydrometallurgy, and even cosmetics and food.